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Comic Steven Anderson dies at 49

Colleagues pay tribute

Circuit comedian Steven Anderson has died unexpectedly in his sleep at the age of 49.

Fellow comics have paid tribute to the TV presenter turned stand-up after the news was made public online

Anderson hosted Top Of The Pops on a couple of occasions in the Nineties, appeared on Casualty and was a ‘confidence coach’ on BBC Two dating show Would Like To Meet, but turned to stand-up in 2007; opening the Portable Comedy Club in London the following year.

Comedian Rob Heeney, who broke the news of his death on Facebook, said Anderson was buried in Stourbridge yesterday.

On the social networking site, fellow comic Kevin Dewsbury wrote: ‘Wtf! I often met up with steven when I came back to London now and again, can't believe it RIP Steven.’

JoJo Smith said: ‘Oh my goodness. I remember him from back in the Clinic days. He was a terrific guy. Gone far too young!’

And Rich Wilson added: ‘That's a shock! He was a bit of a scamp but I liked him. RIP Steven.

Anderson was known on the circuit for having a business card designed in the manner of a driving licence.

Posted: 14 Nov 2012

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